News from Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Roman Catholic Women Priests and Leaders of Women's Ordination Celebrate Liturgy/Fr. Roy Reports Open Dialogue with Vatican Officials
Donna Rougeux, Janice Sevre Duszynska, Ree Hudson, and Fr. Roy Celebrate Liturgy
on rooftop overlooking the Vatican/St. Peter's Basilica.
During this week in Rome, Maryknoll Fr. Roy Bourgeois had meetings with high-level Vatican officials. Fr. Roy shared with me today that these conversations were open and positive. Stay tuned for the next chapter in this powerful story of a prophetic, priest of the people, who speaks truth to power in a loving non-threatening way.
Thanks to Women's Ordination Conference and Call to Action for all they have done to promote justice for women in the church. (Special thanks to Erin Hanna, Kate Conmy of WOC, and to Nicole Sotelo and Bob Heineman of CTA, and to Miriam Duigan of Womenpriests.org)
Roman Catholic Women Priests are offering the church a new pathway forward to a more open, people-empowered, inclusive church in our grassroots communities now. The Vatican has seen the face of the movement on its doorsteps, in the media, on Italian television as well as in over 148 media stories that have been broadcast all over the world and are now available 24-7 on google! Let us pray for open hearts and open minds. Let us stay open to the Spirit in our midst.
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests